Yentl van Werdt graduated from the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and in 2006 from the contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S. led by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. She danced for Anurekha Ghosh & Co in the UK, Rosa Mei/Co 13 in Belgium/China, SiWic-Ensemble Zurich, Randi De Vlieghe (fABULEUS), Bassim Altayeb in Antwerp, Birdwatching 4×4 by Benjamin Vandewalle and Akram Khan for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. She choreographed, “And where are we going?” We will ‘together with the Ionah Trio Europalia India’ set Dagbreek ‘with Judith Clijsters’ Svarta Rosor’ with opera singer Miek
Antwerp festival ‘Kids’ with hearing impaired young people from Belgium and currently Touring Teen Taal ‘with tabla player Sattar Khan (Sidi Larbi / Babel). She is currently making performances with young people organized and supported by Platform K Battery and her own NGO AYU vzw. Among other things, Sli Kids Ki, with children from the slums in India. Her short film What if..? Special won the Eye/World Outlook Prize from iDill and a special award at MEET Film Festival. She gives dance workshops for Rosas Dancing Kids to Veerman, MUS-E, Danspunt CANON Cultuurcel, Mooss, Platform K, Lasso and internationally at the Summer Intensive in Georgia, Terence Lewis Academy Twins Dance Art Studio, Danceworkx, India Brooklyn Delhi Dance Academy & Play practice Residency in Bangalore.
Photo: C-mine cultuurcentrum
The Sikhs are distinguished by their impressive turbans, long beards and colored robes. The city of Sint-Truiden in particular is known for its large community. With respect for their individuality, choreographer Yentl de Werdt searches for traditional views on their role in society. Mister Singh moves between tradition and future, a search for humanity and individuality. The players, young and old men from the Sikh community, present an original performance from gender and generational perspectives.